Winds of Change 

By Jennifer Thomas

We recently had a cold front move through and with it came rain and wind. As I sat in our local coffee shop, The Broken Bean, I watched the leaves blow across the street carried by the wind. They were lifted up and swirled around and disappeared from my sight. The wind ushered in a crispness in the air and a change in the atmosphere. It was followed by the clearing of clouds, the sun bursting forth as the day unfolded into something new. In a matter of about thirty minutes, the wind came through and everything changed. I paused for a moment and just admired the beauty of God’s creation that I just witnessed unfold. The winds of change came and stirred up the world around us that day. 

In Louisiana we often don’t know what to expect with the weather conditions. This time of year it may be a chilly fall-like morning that turns in to a warm spring-like day. Some days it turns out completely different than what the meteorologist predicted. 

My thoughts then drifted to the coming of Christ. The winds of change that were about to stir up the world in the most unexpected way ushering in something new. All those years of waiting and wondering. Year after year, they waited for prophecy to be fulfilled and it finally came. 

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Isaiah 7:14 

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:14 

The winds of change that came on that day would change the world forever. The waiting was now over, the Savior of the World has come. The winds of change are still blowing today, swirling around in unexpected ways and carrying us sometimes to unexpected places. But, no matter what changes may come our way, we have this promise: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8